March 2013

Fri
01
Engine 2 Graduation Celebration
6:00 PM @ Whole Foods Market Los Altos Culinary Center
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Engine 2 Graduation Celebration
Friday, March 1st
6:00 PM
Whole Foods Market Los Altos Culinary Center, Free

Celebrate your successful completion of the 28 Day Engine 2 Challenge! Share your stories and pick up your completion certificate. We’ll have tips and tools to help you continue your healthy eating goals.

Sun
03
Green Smoothies for Whole Planet Foundation
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM @ Top parking lot at Los Altos Whole Foods Market
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Green Smoothies for Whole Planet Foundation
Sunday, March 3rd
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Top parking lot at Los Altos Whole Foods Market, $4

 Stop by our Sunday BBQ to enjoy a fresh green smoothie of your choice for just $4.00! Not only will this event benefit your health by providing you with a delicious serving of healthy fruits and vegetables, but additionally, all proceeds will go towards our Whole Planet Foundation to help alleviate poverty in developing-world communities.

 

Mon
04
Label Reading 101
4:00 PM @ Culinary Center
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Label Reading 101
Monday, March 4th
4:00 PM
Culinary Center, Free

Reading labels can be confusing and misleading with all of the numbers and health claims. Join our Healthy Eating Specialist, Christina, as she shows you what to look for in a nutrition label, and tricks manufactures use to disguise unhealthy ingredients.

Mon
04
Make Your Own Almond Milk
7:00 PM @ Health Starts Here Desk
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Make Your Own Almond Milk
Monday, March 4th
7:00 PM
Health Starts Here Desk, Free

Stop by our Health Starts Here Desk to watch our Healthy Eating Specialist demonstrate how to make fresh, delicious homemade almond milk! Christina will have recipes to share and supplies available for purchase.

Tue
05
Healthy Eating Store Tour
11:00 AM @ Health Starts Here Desk
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Healthy Eating Store Tour
Tuesday, March 5th
11:00 AM
Health Starts Here Desk, Free

Are you trying to eat a healthier diet but not sure where to start? With so much information about health available it’s easy to become overwhelmed. Let our Healthy Eating Specialist be your guide. Join Christina for a healthy eating store tour which will include some valuable tips and simple changes that can make a great impact on your health.

Tue
05
Meal Planning Class
4:00 PM @ Culinary Center
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Meal Planning Class
Tuesday, March 5th
4:00 PM
Culinary Center, Free

It can be overwhelming to make dramatic changes to the way you plan your meals. Sometimes, all you need is a little guidance before you’re ready to tackle a new approach to menu planning on your own. Join Christina, our Healthy Eating Specialist, as she shows you how to menu plan and shop for a healthier lifestyle.

Wed
06
Healthy Snacks On-The-Go
11:00 AM @ Health Starts Here Desk
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Healthy Snacks On-The-Go
Wednesday, March 6th
11:00 AM
Health Starts Here Desk, Free

We all live busy lives and sometimes we just need a convenient snack that’s ready to go. Come join Christina while she demonstrates how to make nutrient-dense snacks that you can have available when you’re in a rush but still want to eat healthy.

Wed
06
Bulk Basics
5:00 PM @ Culinary Center
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Bulk Basics
Wednesday, March 6th
5:00 PM
Culinary Center, Free

Are you having a difficult time incorporating more whole grains, beans and legumes into your diet? Join Christina, our Healthy Eating Specialist, for a primer on our beautiful selection of bulk products. Learning about the different types of healthy grains, beans, legumes and their versatile uses can expand your menu choices and elevate your nutrition.

Thu
07
Walk the Dish with your local Healthy Eating Specialist
9:00 AM @ The Stanford Dish Stanford Ave & Junipero Serra Blvd Palo Alto, CA 94305
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Walk the Dish with your local Healthy Eating Specialist
Thursday, March 7th
9:00 AM
The Stanford Dish Stanford Ave & Junipero Serra Blvd Palo Alto, CA 94305, Free

Join Christina, our healthy eating specialist, for an early morning walk to the Stanford Dish to get some exercise and talk about healthy eating. After, we will meet back at the store to enjoy a nutrient-dense breakfast. (Meet at the entrance to the Dish at 9:00am, for directions e-mail Christina at Christina.panowicz@wholefoods.com)

Mon
11
Cooking with Quinoa
12:00 PM @ Culinary Center
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Cooking with Quinoa
Monday, March 11th
12:00 PM
Culinary Center, Free

Are you curious to learn more about this popular seed? Quinoa is a very nutrient-dense option to add to any healthy diet so come join Christina, our healthy eating specialist, to learn more about the many ways you can enjoy Quinoa!

Mon
11
Cooking with Quinoa
12:00 PM @ Culinary Center
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Cooking with Quinoa
Monday, March 11th
12:00 PM
Culinary Center, Free

Are you curious to learn more about this popular seed? Quinoa is a very nutrient-dense option to add to any healthy diet so come join Christina, our healthy eating specialist, to learn more about the many ways you can enjoy Quinoa!

Mon
11
Eating Well While Eating Out
6:00 PM @ Culinary Center
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Eating Well While Eating Out
Monday, March 11th
6:00 PM
Culinary Center, Free

Whether it’s Sunday brunch or a night out on the town, we all enjoy eating out sometimes! Learn some strategies to help you still eat healthy while eating out. Join Christina, our Healthy Eating Specialist, while we review menus from local restaurants and learn about the best options for healthy orders.

Tue
12
Build a Better Dinner
11:00 AM @ Culinary Center
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Build a Better Dinner
Tuesday, March 12th
11:00 AM
Culinary Center, Free

Does your dinner consist of pizza or mac n’ cheese a little too often? Are you looking for simple ways to improve your favorite meals? Let Christina, our healthy eating specialist, teach you how to reconfigure your plate and build easy, nutrient-dense dinners.

Tue
12
Healthy Eating on a Budget (Value Tour)
6:00 PM @ Health Starts Here Desk
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Healthy Eating on a Budget (Value Tour)
Tuesday, March 12th
6:00 PM
Health Starts Here Desk, Free

Eating healthy whole foods can be achieved on any budget, with a few simple tips and tricks. Join Christina, our Healthy Eating Specialist as she shows you how to stretch your food budget and find nutritious foods for a great value!

Wed
13
Healthy Desserts
12:00 PM @ Culinary Center
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Healthy Desserts
Wednesday, March 13th
12:00 PM
Culinary Center, Free

We all love to indulge in a sweet treat every now and then, but don’t let that dessert make you feel bad. Instead, learn how to make delicious and nutrient-dense desserts that are naturally sweetened and won’t leave you feeling guilty!

Fri
15
Better Snacks Store Tour
10:00 AM @ Health Starts Here desk
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Better Snacks Store Tour
Friday, March 15th
10:00 AM
Health Starts Here desk, Free

Looking for a better afternoon snacks? Join Christina, our healthy eating specialist, as she guides you through our store to point out all of the healthy nutrient-dense snack options we have to offer.

Mon
18
Make Your Own Almond Milk
12:00 PM @ Health Starts Here Desk
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Make Your Own Almond Milk
Monday, March 18th
12:00 PM
Health Starts Here Desk, Free

Stop by our Health Starts Here Desk to watch our Healthy Eating Specialist demonstrate how to make fresh, delicious homemade almond milk! Christina will have recipes to share and supplies available for purchase.

Mon
18
Label Reading 101
5:00 PM @ Culinary Center
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Label Reading 101
Monday, March 18th
5:00 PM
Culinary Center, Free

Reading labels can be confusing and misleading with all of the numbers and health claims. Join our healthy eating specialist, Christina, as she shows you what to look for in a nutrition label, and tricks manufactures use to disguise unhealthy ingredients.

Tue
19
Healthy Eating Store Tour
11:00 AM @ Health Starts Here Desk
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Healthy Eating Store Tour
Tuesday, March 19th
11:00 AM
Health Starts Here Desk, Free

Are you trying to eat a healthier diet but not sure where to start? With so much information about health available it’s easy to become overwhelmed. Let our Healthy Eating Specialist be your guide. Join Christina for a healthy eating store tour which will include some valuable tips and simple changes that can make a great impact on your health.

Tue
19
Meal Planning
5:00 PM @ Culinary Center
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Meal Planning
Tuesday, March 19th
5:00 PM
Culinary Center, Free

It can be overwhelming to make dramatic changes to the way you plan your meals. Sometimes, all you need is a little guidance before you’re ready to tackle a new approach to menu planning on your own. Join Christina, our Healthy Eating Specialist, as she shows you how to menu plan and shop for a healthier lifestyle.

Wed
20
Healthy Snacks On-The-Go
11:00 AM @ Health Starts Here Desk
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Healthy Snacks On-The-Go
Wednesday, March 20th
11:00 AM
Health Starts Here Desk, Free

We all live busy lives and sometimes we just need a convenient snack that’s ready to go. Come join Christina while she demonstrates how to make nutrient-dense snacks that you can have available when you’re in a rush but still want to eat healthy.

Wed
20
Build A Better Dinner
5:00 PM @ Culinary Center
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Build A Better Dinner
Wednesday, March 20th
5:00 PM
Culinary Center, Free

Does your dinner consist of pizza or mac n’ cheese a little too often? Are you looking for simple ways to improve your favorite meals? Let Christina, our healthy eating specialist, teach you how to reconfigure your plate and build easy, nutrient-dense dinners.

Thu
21
Natural Strategies for a Sluggish Thyroid
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Whole Foods Market Los Altos Culinary Center
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Natural Strategies for a Sluggish Thyroid
Thursday, March 21st
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Whole Foods Market Los Altos Culinary Center, FREE

Come learn natural strategies for common symptoms of sluggish thyroid including fatigue, slow and consistent weight gain, constipation, cold hands/feet, ridged nails, hair loss, brain fog and metabolism problems. The latest natural self-help breakthrough strategies for thyroid function, specific helpful and harmful foods, what substances block thyroid hormones and what you need to avoid and what you need to add, the stress connection to the thyroid and how to overcome it and much more! Learn these powerful, natural self-help strategies that you can easily implement in your life.

Sun
24
Green Smoothies and Vitamix Raffle for Whole Planet Foundation
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM @ Whole Foods Market parking lot
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Green Smoothies and Vitamix Raffle for Whole Planet Foundation
Sunday, March 24th
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Whole Foods Market parking lot , $4.00

Stop by our Sunday BBQ to enjoy a fresh green smoothie of your choice for just $4.00! Not only will this event benefit your health by providing you with a delicious serving of healthy fruits and vegetables, but additionally, all proceeds will go towards our Whole Planet Foundation to help alleviate poverty in developing-world communities.

*Additionally, we will be giving away a brand new vitamix and all participants who buy a smoothie at our BBQ on will be entered for a chance to win!  

Mon
25
Better Snacks Store Tour
11:00 AM @ Health Starts Here desk
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Better Snacks Store Tour
Monday, March 25th
11:00 AM
Health Starts Here desk, Free

Looking for a better afternoon snacks? Join Christina, our healthy eating specialist, as she guides you through our store to point out all of the healthy nutrient-dense snack options we have to offer.

Mon
25
Bulk Basics
6:00 PM @ Culinary Center
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Bulk Basics
Monday, March 25th
6:00 PM
Culinary Center, Free

Are you having a difficult time incorporating more whole grains, beans and legumes into your diet? Join Christina, our Healthy Eating Specialist, for a primer on our beautiful selection of bulk products. Learning about the different types of healthy grains, beans, legumes and their versatile uses can expand your menu choices and elevate your nutrition.

Tue
26
Healthy Eating Store Tour
3:00 PM @ Meet at Health Starts Here desk
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Healthy Eating Store Tour
Tuesday, March 26th
3:00 PM
Meet at Health Starts Here desk, Free

Are you trying to eat a healthier diet but not sure where to start? With so much information about health available it’s easy to become overwhelmed. Let our Healthy Eating Specialist be your guide! Join Christina for a healthy eating store tour which will include some valuable tips and simple changes that can make a great impact on your health.

Wed
27
Healthy Desserts
12:00 PM @ Culinary Center
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Healthy Desserts
Wednesday, March 27th
12:00 PM
Culinary Center, Free

We all love to indulge in a sweet treat every now and then, but don’t let that dessert make you feel bad. Instead, learn how to make delicious and nutrient-dense desserts that are naturally sweetened and won’t leave you feeling guilty!

Wed
27
Eating Well While Eating Out
3:00 PM @ Culinary Center
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Eating Well While Eating Out
Wednesday, March 27th
3:00 PM
Culinary Center, Free

Whether it’s Sunday brunch or a night out on the town, we all enjoy eating out sometimes! Learn some strategies to help you still eat healthy while eating out. Join Christina, our Healthy Eating Specialist, while we review menus from local restaurants and learn about the best options for healthy orders.

Fri
29
Walk the Dish with your local Healthy Eating Specialist
9:00 AM @ The Stanford Dish Stanford Ave & Junipero Serra Blvd Palo Alto, CA 94305
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Walk the Dish with your local Healthy Eating Specialist
Friday, March 29th
9:00 AM
The Stanford Dish Stanford Ave & Junipero Serra Blvd Palo Alto, CA 94305, Free

Join Christina, our healthy eating specialist, for an early morning walk to the Stanford Dish to get some exercise and talk about healthy eating. After, we will meet back at the store to enjoy a nutrient-dense breakfast. (Meet at the entrance to the Dish at 9:00am, for directions e-mail Christina at Christina.panowicz@wholefoods.com)

 

Events At Nearby Stores

October 31 National Caramel Apple Day
Friday, October 31st
12:00 AM
Whole Foods Market San Mateo,
October 31 National Caramel Apple Day
 
Five Food Finds about Caramel Apples
 
~ Candy Apples were first introduced in Arabian cuisine. The reason was that fruit was candied to preserve it.
~ Americans have over the years turned that practice into gigantic apples covered everything from red candy and caramel to chocolate, peanuts, popcorn, and more chocolate.
~ Soldiers in World War I were slanged “toffee apples”  Candy Apples are popular all over the world.
~ China vendors sell them on bicycle, England celebrates Guy Fawkes Day with caramel apples on November 5.
~ Everything from a Kool-Aid flavor to a nail-polish shade has been named candy apple red.
October 31 National Caramel Apple Day
 
Five Food Finds about Caramel Apples
 
Win a $250 Shopping Spree!
Friday, October 31st
2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Whole Foods Market Blossom Hill Location Only, Free!

Enter our Halloween Facebook Photo Contest for the Chance to Win a $250 Shopping Spree at Whole Foods Market Blossom Hill!

                                                              

Entry Instructions:

Step #1 Come dressed in your Halloween Costume on Friday, October 31st anytime between 2pm and 6pm and have your photo taken at our Free Photo Booth. You will receive a FREE memento photo to take home! Your photo will automatically be uploaded onto our Facebook page for contest entry. For the chance to win the $250 shopping spree, follow the steps.

Common Question: Are children are allowed to enter? Yes! See Rules section for eligibility.

Step#2: Go to our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/WFMBlossomHill

Step#3: Like our page by Clicking the “Like” Button

Step#4: TAG yourself in your photo

Step #5: Recruit your family and friends to vote for you by clicking the “Like” button on your picture. (Note: they will also need to “Like” our WFM Blossom Hill page to be able to place their vote)

Step #6: The Photo with the most “Likes” by November 19th at 5pm will win a $250 Shopping Spree at Whole Foods Market Blossom Hill.

Eligibility Participants must be legal US residents with a valid Photo I.D and be at least 18 years or older to enter.  Children’s photos are eligible for entry only with the parent or guardian as the participating entry name tagged in the photo. Same rules as stated above apply for valid entry. Employees of Whole Foods Market, its affiliates/subsidiaries and vendors are not eligible for entry. Whole Foods Market is not responsible for late or misdirected entries or votes.

Terms & Conditions:

Winner will be announced on our Facebook page on November 19th by 6pm and winner contacted  via Facebook.  Winner is responsible for claiming prize within 48 hours via the email provided upon notification. Failure to claim prize will result in forfeiture after which time the potential second place winner will be selected at the sole discretion of Whole Foods Market. Shopping spree must take place on one selected date which will be determined between the prize winner and Whole Foods Market Blossom Hill. No substitutions or exchange of prize will be allowed. All photos become the sole property of Whole Foods Market who reserves the right to edit, use winner’s photo and name without additional compensation. Whole Foods Market reserves the right to disqualify any entry at any time if determined offensive, inappropriate or not in line with company image. Winner is responsible for all taxes on prize. All federal, state, and local rules and regulations apply. Entrants/winners agree to “hold harmless” Whole Foods Market, Facebook, and agents affiliated with this promotion for any and all damages that may result from acceptance /use of prize offered. Entrants agree to be bound by these Official Rules and decisions of Whole Foods Market which shall be final and binding in all respects.  Whole Foods Market Blossom Hill Only Participating Location.

Enter our Halloween Facebook Photo Contest for the Chance to Win a $250 Shopping Spree at Whole Foods Market Blossom Hill!

Trick-or-Treat Event!
Friday, October 31st
3:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Whole Foods Market Los Gatos, FREE

Join us for Treats without Tricks at our store this Halloween! Little shoppers can check in at Customer Service for a FREE trick or treat bag and map. Follow the map around the store to find treat stations. Enter to win our Halloween Costume contest by taking a photo at our customer service desk. No sign up needed. Happy Halloween Everyone!

Join us for Treats without Tricks at our store this Halloween! Little shoppers can check in at Customer Service for a FREE trick or treat bag and map.